So, I have ordered my first doll! After I clicked on the "confirm purchase" button, I immediately started thinking of names for her. I'm a name freak anyway, and I love thinking of names for future pets/kids/characters, so this is one of the parts of BJD ownership I am really looking forward to. I was throwing a few suggestions around with my husband, who also loves discussing names, and he suggested a name that happens to be the name of my great-grandmother. Now, I wasn't incredibly close with my great-grandmother, as she struggled with severe dementia through all the time I was old enough to know her (and she died when I was in high school). But regardless, I would feel weird using a "family" name for an inanimate object. At the same time, I wouldn't mind my doll sharing a name with someone I knew IRL (probably not a close friend but definitely a coworker or other acquaintance) whose name I really liked. I find names that I LOVE in all sorts of places! Hubs also suggested I use one of the names I have on my shortlist for future kids. Again, not sure this is something I am comfortable with. I wouldn't name a child the same name as I had already called a pet...I would imagine an older child would resent being named "after a doll". Some of the dolls on my wish list already have detailed characters and names planned out, mostly from my RP days. These names I am totally happy about using for my dolls and I think that these are great characters I'd love to develop into dolls. What about y'all? Where do you get your doll-naming inspiration from? Do you do themes, like mythology or floral names? Do you use names from old RP characters? Would you use family names, or names you'd also consider naming a child? Do you just look through name books/name generators? Tell DOA how your resin "children" get their monikers! As a name freak I would love to hear all your naming stories! ETA: My BBB Isabella will be named Marlo - I love the name, first heard it at college, and it's not a name hubs likes so it would never be a pet or a kid.